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did they? the allegedly you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news" in high definition. people may not drink on the course but they are definitely going to drink before and after the run. >> police promise to crack down on the bay bridger. >> this is truly the city of angels. >> the day after returning to the bay area with brian. neighbors in the path of the flood packing up. we'll hear from louisiana's sacrificial lamb's of the floodgates. i'm ann notarangelo. the 100th running of the bay breaker's race was supposed to be a sober one. some ignored the no alcohol rule. anne mackovic shows us some kept some sense of decor umm
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without losing the atmosphere of fun. >> reporter: it's the 100th beta breakers in san francisco and despite some new rules after complaints from neighbors along the 7 1/2 mile route the city said this year no alcohol is allowed. >> i think everyone is drinking. >> you're drinking? >> i'm drinking, yes i am. >> reporter: so is this -- >> are you somebody officer that's unfortunate. do you want some? >> reporter: no i can't. >> oh. >> reporter: and the cops were ready to bust people, being not so good, they confiscated beers into storm drains and elsewhere. >> i've had my beer taken away a couple times but i just keep getting another beer. >> reporter: they have been easy to get? >> very easy. >> this first aid setup near alamo square is one of several they have setup for people who are too drunk to come sober up. so far they haven't had much
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business. other rules, no floats, no unregistered participants along the course and 1200 portable toilets setup to prevent public urination. >> much calmer, much lamer, we were hoping to see some -- ataboy. >> not that lame. >> the prospect of no alcohol in the parade. >> >> reporter: we have seen tons of alcohol. >> really? i thought that was prohibited. >> reporter: yeah. it was at least scaled back. >> i think it is cleaner. >> reporter: the police overtime, security workers and clean up will be paid for by the race sponsors. in san francisco, anne mackovic, cbs5. >> and police did arrest more people this year than last. preliminary statistics show 17 people were arrested for public intoxication, 3 for assault, and two for burglary.
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a man celebrating beta breakers fell off the roof of a house and is in critical condition tonight. he fell during a house party on sell street by lyon, they rushed him to the hospital and shut down the party. the parents of giants fans ryan stow are speaking out about their son's move back to the bay area and the attack on him more than a month ago at dodger stadium. linda yee joins us from san francisco's general hospital. linda? >> reporter: brian stow will be arriving here tomorrow morning with his medical team. they will be accompanying him all the way from los angeles to monitor his condition. the chief of neurology will receive him, he'll be taken immediately into intensive care where he'll resume his treatment for that severe brain injury. earlier today in los angeles his family held an emotional news conference. there were hugs, tears, and gratitude. the stow family says they leave los angeles with no ill feelings. >> this press conference is
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very bittersweet because we're taking brian home. the people of l.a. have been in our hearts during this 6-week journey and your prayers and support have guided us through. we have made lifelong friends, thank you doesn't say enough how much we appreciate you. you will never be forgotten. this is truly the city of angels. >> reporter: giants fan brian stow was severely beaten while walking through the parking lot of dodger stadium after the opening day game. for 6 weeks he has been at usc medical center being treated for injuries to the left and right frontal lobes of his brain. but doctors say he is now stable enough to go home to the bay area. >> he still remains in an unconscious state, however, has shown some slight signs of improvement, meaning that he will open his eyes intermit departmentally and is able to
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move his extremities from time to time. >> reporter: stow's parents have kept vigil by his hospital bed. they are thankful for the support they have gotten from strangers. >> they see the shirt and she say -- they ask about brian and they say they are praying, so we appreciate that. >> reporter: the case has gotten nation-wide attention. billboards show sketches of the two suspects. the reward for information is more than $100,000. stow's care will continue at sf general's neurosurgical unit which specializes in traumatic brain injuries. doctors are hopeful but no one knows how stow will be a year from now. >> we have no illusions that it's going to be a long road to recovery. we're looking at over a year of rehab so we're prepared. we're prepared to take that next step with brian. definitely. >> reporter: los angeles police say they have chased very good leads all over the state to try to find these two suspects but, in the end, they say they still
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need the public's help. >> someone needs to come forward. linda yee, thank you. san francisco police are asking for help in finding a man who has been accessing murder victim's bank accounts. a man approximately 50 to 60 years old, about 5'3" to 5'5" tall with a thin build, he is a person of interest in the death of 74-year-old joseph williams who was found dead in his san francisco apartment last thursday. >> police were called to an address on the 2900 block of folsom street. a relative of the victim entered the house and found the victim deceased. the medical examiner's office has since ruled the death a homocide. >> the suspect has been seen driving a gold or beige sedan, possibly a mercedes e class with a sun roof. anyone with information is asked to contact san francisco police. and two men are dead after a shooting in san francisco's
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burrell heights neighborhood. it happened around 7:30 last night. police found 3 men on the street and in a courtyard suffering from gunshot wounds. two men ages 21 and 26 were taken to san francisco general hospital where they were pronounced dead. a 30-year-old man is expected to survive. police detained several men. a plan to keep the mississippi river from flooding big cities like baton rouge and new orleans means thousands of others lose their homes. they join us from croft springs, louisiana, with the tough plans to save as much of the region as possible. randall. >> this has been an anxiety- filled day. 2000 people were ordered to evacuate. for sure those who remained behind will stay behind as the floodwaters begin to spread. the bay ham store in butte larose is one of more than
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10,000 homes and businesses in cajun country sitting inside the morgan zsa spillway. how deep are they predicting it will be? about 12-foot, 12 to 14-foot right here. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers opened the flood gates on saturday on the mississippi. thousands of acres inside the spillway are already flooded and water will soon start showing up here outside the store leslie bay hem's father owns. >> just trying to get as much out as we can. >> reporter: with the evacuation order looming they are doing what they can to protect their property before the flood gets here. >> this is a very poor community, the people who live here are not wealthy. >> reporter: by tuesday these homes and everything else in a 3,000 square mile area will be floodd. water depth will range from 6 to 30 feet. they want to sacrifice certain areas to even the floodwaters
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from flowing into baton rouge and new orleans. it is working. river levels are dropping. this is the first time the flood gate has been opened in nearly 30 years. but the people new it could come. >> it's my problem, i have to deal with it. >> reporter: they say they plan to return and rebuild. >> today another two floodgates were opened, that makes a total of 4, 4 out of 125. the u.s. army corps of engineers say they could be opening 30 or more to make sure they keep the pressure off those mississippi levees downstream. reporting live from cross springs, louisiana. >> you're talking about 3,000 square miles. so where are these people going? >> reporter: well, keep in mind that they are not people covering the 3,000 square miles, as a matter of fact much of this land is recreational area, hunting, fishing, that sort of thing, you don't get into populated areas until you
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get to morgan city. i'm not saying that 2,000 people live in a populated area but not densely populated. many people have homes elsewhere, they will be living with friends, the american red cross is always in the area to provide shelter, so i don't think there's going to be a dire situation with respect to where people will be living temporarily. what will be dire is when the waters come -- go down and they come back to see what is left. there will be some very heartbroken people because some of their homes will be destroyed by the floodwaters. >> to be sure. randall pinkston, mississippi. thank you. one of france's most popular politicians pulled off a plane and placed in handcuffs. what allegedly happened inside this new york suite that has been called a political earthquake. thousands of firefighters are bracing to fight lots of these this summer. how the wildfire threat is creating jobs in one bay area county. won't have to fight it much if it stays cool like this and rainy.
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france's next presidential race-- is expected to be ar the man who helped europe through its financial crisis and was thought to be a front- runner in france's next presidential race is expected to be arraigned tonight on assault charges. dominic strauss-khan the head of the international monday monetary fund is accused of forcing himself on a hotel maid in a luxury suite in a times square hotel last night. he was on a plane back to france when officers pulled him out of his first class seat and presented the allegations. he says nothing happened. the government will continue to push for an extension of sales taxes and vehicle fees due to expire in july. republican lawmakers have been standing firm against the extension but some in the business community are pressuring republicans to agree to an extension.
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democrats like san francisco assemblyman tom ameano agree. >> reporter: whatever backtracking they can do with republicans that we can cobble the boat together to go forth because without the tax extension we're in a lot of trouble. >> the governor is expected to raise tax rates for the 4 years rather than the 5 he originally wanted. more than a thousand firefighters will be hired to fight fires. they expect low humidity and higher temperatures to drought grass and make wildfires more prevalent this summer. they'll hire crews to staff 6 additional engines. the rain continued to fall around the bay area. each some lightning strikes out there. we've got more to come, details are next. oiled steak, or half n jumbo shrimp, plndless salad bar... starting at just $9.99!
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"eyewitness news" is brought to you by heavenly greens. don't miss the heavenly greens sale going on now. the bet a breaker wasn't a washout. it was a soccer tournament, not a bad day. >> occasional showers moving by. you see that sun come out in between, looked good around the bay area. skies, showers out there right now. looks like things are going to be winding down. another storm system going to impact the bay area as early as tomorrow. what a beautiful sight. those billowing cumulus clouds outside, looking spectacular, yup, those scattered showers continuing around the bay area. most sliding eastward where they saw some heavy amounts of rainfall. it was indeed an active day. most widely scattered, thunderstorms showing up in
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parts of the bay area as the east bay saw some heavier cells sliding in toward tracy. lightning strikes in that area east of livermore, toward the central veil boy it was really coming down there near san antonio. they had numerous lightning strikes, they saw some strong thunderstorms popping on through with some very heavy downpours and lot of snow off the sierra nevada. about 8,000 feet, about a foot of snow and still coming down there. more to come. we've got that system winding down along our coastline, you see the cool of the low making its way right through the bay area. that may pop off a few more scattered showers. temperatures not too bad, mainly 50s, gusty in spots around the bay area, but not too bad. tomorrow it looks like the rain will start to develop, especially as we head in toward the afternoon, plan on a wet day outside, the high country, winter storm warnings continuing tonight, they will
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be discontinued after 11:00. i think they are going up as we see that next storm moving in, more snow likely into tuesday, possibly wednesday as well. this storm system moving on through pretty impressive this time of year. that one going by. here is your next batch of moisture. that one likely to bring some snowfall into the bay area as early as tomorrow afternoon, scattered showers will wind down. as we head into tomorrow morning, doesn't look too bad. picking up on the computer models as we head through the night tonight, things going to taper off tomorrow morning during the commute. looking pretty good around the bay area, should stay dry. watch what happens as we head towards the afternoon, the clouds begin to thicken up, before you know it rain developing, a wet ride as you head on home and some cool temperatures to go on along with that. only 50s and a couple 60s outside, you get the idea. staying unsettled and wet. not very seasonable around the bay area, that may change as we head toward the middle of the
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week. partly cloudy skies wednesday, dry on thursday, friday, next weekend, iffy with some partly cloudy skies. slight chance of showers. >> did you talk to dennis? i tried to complaining about the weather, he is like "it's not that bad. >> thank you very much. most weather people are full of i personally, but lawrence, eh, not gonna be that bad, right? >> yeah. >> worked out really well. beautiful day today. worked out not so well for the a's. they are trying to make it 7-0. and a thrilling finish at the players championship. we'll tee it up next. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me. we had an outpouring of-- of support. i wanted to do something bigger than myself. the 60 miles-- it makes a statement. i know i'm stronger than i was before, both mentally and physically. i walk with my sister. our relationship has gone to a whole new level because of training together.
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you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. i knew that there was something really special about this event. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. it was three days of hope. of love. of empowerment. it was three days the way the world should be. here i am, second year in a row, and i'm already signed up for next year's. (man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime.
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afternoon with the lowest e-r-a in the american league and tied for the league lead in a's right-hander trevor cahill took the mound with the lowest earned run average in the american league and tied for the league lead in wins. ozzie guillen said cahill is his pick for cy young winner. he has allowed 1 run or less in 8 of his 9 starts this season, sure it's early but people are impressed. cahill hangs one to alexei ramirez, we have a cuban missile crisis. think tied it in the fifth with a long ball. juan pierre, gonna get it. no he runs out of room. second of the year for that man. they retook the lead on a sac. fly, a little help from cahill, throws it down the right field line allowing alex rios to score, gives them up 4 runs in 7 innings. carlos swinton smashes a shot to right. watch conner jackson, bobble
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it, hold on for the out to rob paul konerco of a run that kept the deficit at 1. third base faded. josh willingham had a tough day, ground out to end the game. they win it 4-3 and take two out of three from the a's. they'll make it up as a doubleheader on june 28th, tim lincecum will now pitch tomorrow as they open up a two- game set against colorado who is in second place right now. either the sharks or the canucks will reach the stanley cup finals for the first time in franchise history. game 1 is underway in the western conference final. joe thornton has just scored, is that what it is right now? 1-0 san jose leading after 1 period. nba playoffs. this guy chosen to go to the game 7 instead of the bet a breakers. second half, kevin durant blocks mike conley, here comes oakland's city the other way, russell west brood leaves it to
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durant, puts the thunder up by 13 points, durant scored 39 after being held to 11 in game 6. westbrook became the first player in 19 years to have a triple double in a game 7. the thunder beat the gris 105-920 to advance to the western conference finals. we've got rain in florida that forced most of the field at the players championship to finish their third round early this morning before playing the final round. >> 24 holes today, how much was fatigue a factor for you? you played pretty well, 7 birdies over the day. >> i'm a special athlete you though. i'm kidding america. >> paul governor dos, great stuff. he can laugh, he finished in third. graham mcdowell couldn't handle the long day. a final round 79. key shot on 7, into the drink, he finished 8 shots back. to 18, david toms has to hole this birdie to force a playoff. he finishes at 13 under.
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with j.k. choy. he missed his birdie and that four-putt and his son can no longer watch the agony. all he had to do was make his putt for par. yes, he winds the unofficial fifth major, the biggest win of his career. in the 17 car passes mark boogity, boogity, boogity. let's go racing boys. >> matt kenseth in the 17 car passes mark martin for the lead, hold on the rest have the of the way, kenseth moves up to sixth in the season long twin cup standings. marcos ambrose took third place. >> tennis. the year of chokeovich continues in rome. files of the italian open. taking on nadal who he beat in spain. jokeovich hasn't lost in 37 matches this year. it's his seventh tournament win, he is the first to ever beat nadal on play twice in a year, he can take over the
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number 1 ranking after the french open. coming up tonight on game day, a local olympian's fight to recover from a freak injury. >> it popped my ankle fully over where i'm literally pushing down looking down at the sole of my foot. >> the gruesome injury happened on a triple jump and what she says about making to it the 2012 olympics in london. all 0 today on game day pete carroll is joining me, a wrap on the a's, pete carroll put the question to him, could be carol, could be harbaugh, right? if we have an nfl season, compelling stuff and he'll talk about that. >> thank you much. it was a rough day for a road race. more than 100 elite psych it have lifts are in the sierra for the start of the amgen race. for the first time in the race history. that story and more in 30 minutes. there is it.
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we'll see you in half an hour. good night. ,, he is looking simply as "the berlin patient." >> am i looking at the first man to be cured of hive? >> i hiv. >> i think so. >> what transformed him? >> you have got essentially what we call a functional cure. >> why he is living in the bay area. hanks plant returns with an exclusive television interview tonight at 11:00 on cbs5. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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